A fresh perspective on data viewing

Researchers at a Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory have recently unveiled ChatGrid, a revolutionary technology that will be utilized to monitor the power grid using generative AI and advanced computer systems. Grid operators are responsible for monitoring every aspect of the power grid, including generators, substations, homes, and businesses. In case of disruptions, operators need to make quick decisions to restore power, which can slow down the decision-making process.

Shrirang Abhyankar, an optimization and grid modeling researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), along with former PNNL intern Sichen Jin, developed a program that allows grid operators to ask questions about the grid and receive immediate responses. This new approach streamlines decision-making by allowing operators to query data and receive instantaneous answers. ChatGrid will operate on supercomputers capable of a billion billion computations per second, providing valuable information to operators about generation capacity, voltage, power flow, and clean energy sources across the grid.

ChatGrid has the potential to play a critical role in restoring power to millions of people efficiently in case of disruptions. It could also aid in bringing online various clean energy projects included in the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill. Currently in the testing phase, there is no specific timeline for when ChatGrid will be fully operational. Sign up for our newsletter to receive weekly updates on the latest innovations improving our lives and environment.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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